Second-guessing where to focus your financial advisor digital marketing efforts? You’re not alone. To anyone but the professional marketer, media looks like media looks like media. Am I right? Just “get it out there” seems to be the refrain. There is no doubt that the digital landscape has blurred the lines between media types—owned, earned, and paid—but it’s imperative to differentiate between the three in order to organize and execute a successful content marketing campaign.
Do you know what the number one impediment to content creation is for financial advisors? You guessed it—time. This is not to say that a lack of desire or a limited knowledge of technology might not also be to blame, but time is the single greatest obstacle advisors face when it comes to creating original content. Learning how to repurpose your advisor content will go a long way!
So, when you finally do get around to writing a blog,
As a financial advisor, you know you need to be producing and disseminating original content. You know it not only improves your SEO, but establishes you as an expert in your field and serves as a way to build trust and bond with prospects and clients online. This means you need to conquer content writing!
But, content creation isn’t your forte and the mere thought of writing one article—let alone one article a week—puts a lump in your throat.
Digital Storytelling uses multimedia tools to bring stories or narratives to life. Digital stories are versatile and can cover a wide variety of topics. You may create them to explain a concept, to educate in an interactive way, or even to recap an event. Digital stories usually are videos that include music, other audio, images, and video clips with text overlay (or captions) that come together to tell the story.
Like with any marketing project, you’ll want to begin with the end in mind by answering the following questions:
- Goal/ Purpose: What do you hope to accomplish by sharing this story?
According to Hubspot, ‘Snackable’ content is short, easily digestible content that is often visually engaging.
The purpose of creating this short content is to offer immediate entertainment or insights, prompt others to share socially, attract new leads, and drive people to your website for longer-form content (like a blog) to consume on the same topic.
Four types of snackable content formats that can lead to meaningful outcomes are:
These types of snackable,